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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 24, 2003
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to appoint one individual to serve in his administration:
The President intends to appoint Michelle Van Cleave of California, to be National Counterintelligence Executive. Ms. Van Cleave currently serves as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Policy at the Department of Defense. Before joining the Department of Defense in 2001, she served as President of National Security Concepts, Inc., a Washington, D.C. firm. During the 105th Congress, Ms. Van Cleave was Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information. She earlier served at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, both as General Counsel and Assistant Director for National Security Affairs. Ms. Van Cleave holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from the University of Southern California, and a J.D. from the U.S.C. School of Law.